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Silence gives consent. ...
by Plato

Silence gives consent.
- Plato

Let parents bequeath to their children
not riches, but the spirit of reverence.
- Plato PHOTO

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.
- Plato

 

Life must be lived as play.
- Plato

There is no such thing as a lovers' oath.
- Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
- Plato

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Love is a grave mental disease.
- Plato

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
- Plato

Music is a moral law.
It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
- Plato

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
- Plato

We are twice armed if we fight with faith.
- Plato

Music and rhythm find their way
into the secret places of the soul.
- Plato

There are two things a person should never be angry at,
what they can help, and what they cannot.
- Plato

They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
- Plato

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise,
the amazement of the Gods.
- Plato

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in
politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
- Plato

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
- Plato

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for
the education of its virtue.
- Plato

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible
only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
- Plato

Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.
- Plato

The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.
- Plato

He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age,
but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth
and age are equally a burden.
- Plato

A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind;
no one is self-sufficing,
but all of us have many wants.
- Plato

Man - a being in search of meaning.
- Plato

Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance.
- Plato

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy,
and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery
out of the most extreme liberty.
- Plato

Apply yourself both now and in the next life.
Without effort, you cannot be prosperous.
Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant
crop without cultivation.
- Plato

Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another.
- Plato

Whatever deceives men seems to produce a magical enchantment.
- Plato

The highest reach of injustice is to be deemed just when you are not.
- Plato

Justice means minding one's own business and not meddling
with other men's concerns.
- Plato

Science is nothing but perception.
- Plato

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.
- Plato

There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom,
lovers of honor, and lovers of gain.
- Plato

No man should bring children into the world who is
unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
- Plato

This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs;
when he first appears he is a protector.
- Plato

I shall assume that your silence gives consent.
- Plato

I exhort you also to take part in the great combat,
which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
- Plato

When there is an income tax, the just man will pay
more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
- Plato

It is right to give every man his due.
- Plato

One man cannot practice many arts with success.
- Plato

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.
- Plato

I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
- Plato

There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories,
the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains
or sustains at the hands not of another,
but of himself.
- Plato

There is no harm in repeating a good thing.
- Plato

Wisdom alone is the science of other sciences.
- Plato

Knowledge is true opinion.
- Plato

The curse of me and my nation is that we always think
things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort,
any sort rather than no sort.
- Plato

Courage is a kind of salvation.
- Plato

They do certainly give very strange,
and newfangled,
names to diseases.
- Plato

Hardly any human being is capable of pursuing two professions or two arts rightly.
- Plato

For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
- Plato

No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
- Plato

Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher,
and philosophy begins in wonder.
- Plato

No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man.
No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
- Plato

I never did anything worth doing by accident,
nor did any of my inventions come by accident;
they came by work.
- Plato

I would fain grow old learning many things.
- Plato

Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals,
seems only to pass into excess of slavery.
- Plato

Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
- Plato

Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
- Plato

The good is the beautiful.
- Plato

Ignorance, the root and stem of all evil.
- Plato

He who is not a good servant will not be a good master.
- Plato

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
- Plato

No one ever teaches well who wants to teach,
or governs well who wants to govern.
- Plato

Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change
in the opposite direction,
whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals,
or in governments.
- Plato

Every heart sings a song, incomplete,
until another heart whispers back.
Those who wish to sing always find a song.
At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
- Plato

When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
- Plato

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to
take part in the government,
is to live under the government of worse men.
- Plato

The price of apathy towards public affairs
is to be ruled by evil men.
- Plato


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